A Mazda CX5 was found dumped in East St, Warwick, early Wednesday morning.
A Mazda CX5 was found dumped in East St, Warwick, early Wednesday morning. Michael Nolan

Police nab suspected car thieves

TWO 18-year-old Toowoomba men are being questioned by police over a string of car thefts in Warwick, Toowoomba and Lismore over the past few days.

Warwick detective Sergeant Darren Tamblyn said police from Gatton CIB and the Toowoomba Police Property unit arrested the alleged offenders this morning.

"They are currently being questioned and police are expecting to charge them with rather large number of unlawful entry and burglary offences," he said.

Police will allege the offenders stole a black Mazda CX5 from Toowoomba, a silver Mercedes from Lismore, and a white Kia Carnival, a blue Holden Crewman dual-cab ute and a white LDV station wagon from Warwick.

They will also allege the offenders evaded police while driving on the New England Highway at about 3am on Tuesday morning.

Police arrested the two men at a property in Spencer St, Gatton.

They were allegedly in possession of a sixth stolen car, an Audi, at the time of their arrest.

A 36-year-old Gatton man was also arrested on drugs charges.

The two 18-year-olds were transferred to Toowoomba CIB for further questioning.

In an unrelated matter, Warwick police are appealing for information from the public following the theft of a 2011 model Toyota Camry from a Wattle St address last night.

"The owner of the car reported her handbag stolen a number of weeks earlier and it had the car keys inside," Sgt Tamblyn said

"It looks like the offender returned and stole the car."

Anyone with information can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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